So, are my Barred Rocks Chicks or Dudes? :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bil, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure on most of my chicks that I did get all females, but my Barred Rocks, I just don't know. I am new to chickens so I have no background. Any help would be appreciated.

    They were 3 weeks when these pictures were taken.

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    Thanks!

    Bil
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote the first one's a dude and the others are chicks.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    2nd and 3rd the above posts!
     
  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    And fourth!
     
  6. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree!
     
  7. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody! That is exactly what my wife and I were thinking.

    We'll keep watching out to see how it progresses. At this point, we were not looking for any roos. Anybody want a beautiful Barred Rock Rooster? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not posting this to bum you out but I have raised many barred rocks as these are my moms favorite breed and she still keeps these at her house. If going by coloring I would have to agree with everyone else but it is not unusual to have a dark cockeral lighten up as he matures. They have big combs for barred rocks to be so young. This is not a breed thats comb is so large that it flops to one side as adults. I would have to guess all 3 are cockerals with the third one being a little ify. Just my opinion so please keep us posted.
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  9. OldMORoo

    OldMORoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Going by the blacking on the shanks, I'll go with the first 4 guesses.
    I only have 8 that are about 9wks. old and some are BIG, and have red combs that are starting to fall over and wattles are red.
    Claude
     

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